Hail October. This year’s annual Interactive Fiction competition has just opened up, and I’ve got the games downloaded and ready to play. I finally finished my reviews for the 2019 competition a couple of days ago; I do not think I will attempt to review the 2020 competition, and, with that gap in my record, I doubt I’ll attempt to review this year’s competition either.
In “Cat’s Paw” news, we went through another rewrite after my last entry — goodness, was it that long ago? — and it was an extraordinarily slow business. But that’s done now, and so are the copy edits. The manuscript has gone to pour, and next will come the proofreading. There’s a cover artist working on the cover right now, too, so it feels like things are waking up again after too long a hibernation. Apparently the book is slated to come out in February 2022, so that’s something to look forward to.
I think we’re going with “Unnatural Ends” as the title. I just don’t feel ready to make it official yet.
And I think we can all agree that 2020 should be declared “The Year That Didn’t Happen.”